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Burial at sea

Discussion in 'Passings' started by Doc, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. Mr.X

    Mr.X ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Geez...a market for everything. Considering carbon footprints, more carbon on top of carbon may not be the best when saying to goodbye to folks who could now care less about earthly goods or feelings. Personally, I am going to be made into ashes and partially buried with my favorite pets in a pet cemetary. The alternate idea is to have my executors charter a large dive boat for a weekend and invite everyone to go diving!

    Maybe, I can set it up so everyone goes for an entire month? Geez why not. I had a billionaire relative die and the only thing the old buzzard did was deed his money to organizations that glorify his memory and past corporate accomplishments - not a cent to Darfur, or the really needy. Not the way to go. But then again, you don't become super rich unless you are stingy and have given up most of your soul.


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  2. Doubles

    Doubles Instructor, Scuba

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    The ship I was OIC of in SoCal performed a burial at sea on very short notice. We were miles from the nearest armory and we didn't have blanks for our M16's. I was a bit more fortunate to be able to scatter ashes downwind and fire the ceremonial rounds following the tradition of military burials at sea.

    The casings, flag, and a chart with the coordinates were sent to the family.

    My boss was not impressed with my decision to use live ammo - made me a true believer in the phrase "it's easier to get forgiveness than permission". I used live ammo in the next burial at sea as well:)

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  3. RICHinNC

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    Is that guy still taking ashes and making fish reefs with them? Mix the ashes in concrete then cast in the shape of a bell with little holes for fish to swim through. Not a bad idea.
     
  4. knotical

    knotical perpetual student

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    These guys?
    http://eternalreefs.com/
     
  5. Mr.X

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    These living memorials are such crock! Ashes to sea I understand. Burial at sea I understand. The rest are cottage industries devoted to some trivial pursuit of eternal happiness embodied as a concrete thing-a-ma-bob!

    I'm all for a Hindi cremation ceremony.
     

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  6. Charlie99

    Charlie99 Solo Diver

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    It was very short notice for us also. Comcrudeslant (the next command level up) just called up up and then delivered the ashes the evening before departure. I left the urn with a note on the XO's desk. The next morning I get a call from the XO accusing me of running some sort of prank that he just hadn't figure out yet. He wouldn't believe it was real until he personally called ComCruDesLant.

    I'll leave it to your imagination as to why the XO immediately suspected me of setting him up for some sort of prank. :)
     
  7. Doubles

    Doubles Instructor, Scuba

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    It's little events like these that make life so interesting:)
     
  8. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

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    Not to take away from this serious thread, but I would like to do this with Mother-in-Law as well. Do I have to wait until she dies?

    I have only been involved in one burial at sea and it was a fine moment for a fine fellow. My will specifies that I be spread over my favorite wreck up here in Tobermory... :D
     
  9. RICHinNC

    RICHinNC Solo Diver

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    can we tie my ex to her too??
     

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